The Eric Tomney Memorial Observatory, located near the visitor centre in Mugdock Country Park, was completed in Summer 2022 and is a fantastic location for astronomers from the Astronomical Society of Glasgow to share their passion and enthusiasm for the night skies.
The observatory is home to a 14″ reflecting telescope which will offer incredible views of the cosmos during stargazing events planned in collaboration between the Society and the country park.
The facility is named after long-standing member and former President the late Mr Eric Tomney, with additional memorium to the Society’s late Treasurer, Mr Tom Clackson, who was a driving force behind the project.
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Local light pollution
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Best time to visit
The below chart shows when the skies will be at their darkest at this location and therefore the best time to visit. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing. See our dark sky calendar for more details.
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